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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 70 People

    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    My Problem

    My problem with self esteem is that I don't have any. None - Zilch. I feel like I am worth nothing. I look hideous, repulsive and any other derogatory words you wanna throw in there. I do get little bout of self confidence but it's never long until someone knocks that out of me...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    Kind Of...

    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    I'm really self conscious

    when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize nobody cares. Something I've been thinking about is a couple of years ago when I switched to a new school. The teacher was...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F Nov 14, 2014

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    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    I lost it long ago and now i have rediscovered it within again.Well being traumatized has made me a weakling and dependent person and i ended up being clingy and a bit over polite...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I am the type of girl who has low self esteem but I pretend I have a lot of confidence. My self esteem is so low that when any guy or girl calls me pretty, I believe I owe them...
    jswdancergirl1 jswdancergirl1 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I guess it's an issue that stems from childhood, and has sort of followed me ever since. I was bullied in primary school. Looking back on it now, it probably wasn't as viscous as...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    DO MEN SCREW THE SAME GARBAGE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO SELF ESTEEM AS MEN? THIS GOES FOR BEING MARRIED TOO SH.T WIVES WITH NO MORALS IN OUR SOCIETY
    PHONEBURNALLDONE46 PHONEBURNALLDONE46 51-55, F Mar 6

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    I battle low self-esteem daily...DAILY... :-( I don't want to talk about it :-(
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 13

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    It sucks having low self esteem and I think its all because of my last relationship..
    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F Mar 15

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    Let me get this off my chest..... Since I was little I was made fun of by the only male figures in my life (my bro and father). I blossomed into a woman who gets pleasure when...
    nancylu1234567890 nancylu1234567890 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I always feel like I can't do anything right and put myself down a lot. I don't recognise my achievements because I focus on the people who helped me to get through. I went to a...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    More like no self esteem and no confidence..
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    At this time, my confidence and self esteem levels are hitting rock bottom.. Wow!!
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Since I was little, my parents would fight everyday which eventually led to their divorce. Their divorce was nasty and too personal that I would need a book to write it all out...
    jkjk237 jkjk237 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I just started to have fun with one of my girlfriends in a van full of people :) girls message me for details
    youngtaylor youngtaylor 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 8

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    I want to have sex with another girl licking, rubbing, tribbing everything really
    rubylew79 rubylew79 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I have worked with a slightly older guy for a few years. More just in passing but lately a lot closer as we both have been managing the same projects lately. Always nothing but...
    gonegirl7575 gonegirl7575 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm married in a sexless marriage, very smart with discreet phone apps and just out of a year long affair with a woman that wanted to get married & have kids with me, but I'm...
    LoveExplorer78 LoveExplorer78 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A lot if people would not agree to this. I on the other hand think that sex is a natural thing. Everyone has needs and those needs can be satisfied by anyone, not just me. We are...
    brocktimus brocktimus 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I consider myself straight. I prefer women. I cannot even imagine a relationship with a man. I am currently in a relationship with a truly remarkable woman. But I have been with...
    FruitSlice FruitSlice 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I realized today that the main cause of most of my problems was shame. I am ashamed of myself to the point that any little thing I do wrong makes me hate a part of myself. This...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    The constant feeling of insecurity, of feeling judged, of hating yourself for the way you look... It's all so exhausting. Why can't I have even the slightest bit of self-confidence...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I always have had a lack of confidence in myself. Mostly I am doing ok these days, but there are just some times when i fall back into the self-defeating ways of thinking about...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    I don't feel good enough anymore... I feel like it's only matter of time before it starts to end. I don't want it to of course but I can meet seem to make people want to stay with...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    My boyfriend doesn't understand why I hate myself. I'm 5 feet 3 inches and 212 pounds. Overweight, average looking without makeup. I just wanna be the perfect me but if I just...
    annajvbanana annajvbanana 16-17, F Mar 18

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    I've never really told anyone how I feel truly because I don't want anyone to feel bad for me or worry about me. But for the longest time, ive been plagued with negative thoughts...
    cbeez25tree cbeez25tree 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't know what to do about this. It just feel as if everyone is so much better than me in terms of intelligence, awareness, creativity, knowledge and so many other aspects. What...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    I still have a lot of issues with myself and my appearance but I can honestly say I’m so much more confident than I was a year ago. and that's something I'm proud of.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    is more like a rant about my life so far. Everytime I got the chance, I like to go out by myself and think about things (everything and anything so far) and here is what I got so...
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I feel like even if I wanted to I couldn't be anorexic, I don't have the strength to just not eat! Sometimes I wish I did, other times I've very happy that that I can't because I...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 18

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    So I was reading the "I want to know if you think I'm attractive" posts ... Then I thought holy **** that's depressing, do you really have to be rated by other people in order to...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know I'm not beautiful. I know what beautiful people look like and that's just not me. If I was beautiful, I wouldn't be 18 and never had a boyfriend, unless you count the kind...
    ArwenUndomiel62 ArwenUndomiel62 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate almost everything about myself. No matter what I do, I always feel like the weird outsider who doesn't belong anywhere. For one thing l, I look like a little kid most of the...
    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    For as long as I can remember, my family had financial and trust issues and my mom and dad fought with each other a lot. But gradually, it has been getting worse and today my dad...
    j301 j301 18-21, F Mar 4

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    Like any responsible adult I solve all my problems by ignoring them, getting drunk then going on the internet.
    angeIcum angeIcum 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    i am a person who sure does do give a lot to owns self respect and so like people who do have a sense of self respect!
    romell romell 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    I always swore to myself that I wouldn't be this person. So many times I stopped myself from punching a wall. I was afraid to self harm. But, one razor blade and me alone, I...
    NobodyOfConcern NobodyOfConcern 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Heyy, I'm posting one of the most horrible and traumatic experiences in my life here because I have literally no one I could tell this story to, so I was hoping some of you guys...
    modd096 modd096 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    This is the best group to put this. The colors are the colors on the pictures. The amount of tallys I have is the different meanings of the colors. R=the locks L=the chart B=both...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F Mar 16

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